Tropical Storm Irene, which had killed 37 people in 11 states as of Monday, left millions of people on the East Coast struggling with floods, power outages and other damage. To learn more, visit the following links:
- Tropical Storm Irene left millions of people on the East Coast without electricity, and several areas experienced heavy rains, predicted to continue through Wednesday. The New York Times posted this map to show some of the affected areas.
- The New York Times reported that despite being threatened by the storm all weekend, the U.S. Open started on schedule Monday in New York. Workers tirelessly sheltered equipment , and then put everything back as soon as the storm passed Sunday. By the time the event began, players and fans were in place as normal.
The Boston Globe wrote stories about clergy and churchgoers in Boston who had their Sunday routines disrupted by the threatening storm. Many churches cancelled or adjusted their services; one posted a video of its choirs singing a psalm on Facebook, then emailed congregants the words, asking them to meditate on the scripture.
- CNN and iReport have created an Open Story, where contributors can add their own photos and videos of Tropical Storm Irene's aftermath. Images include a damaged covered bridge in Vermont, ducks swimming down a flooded street in Pennsylvania and more.
- The Burlington Free Press posted an article about efforts to save crops at the Intervale Center in Burlington, Vt., which is home to a community farm, as well as 11 other farms. Volunteers began harvesting last week in preparation for the hurricane, and kept working Monday as the floodwaters continued to rise.
- TIME reported an unexpected development during the storm at a North Carolina hospital: a baby boom. During an 18-hour lockdown period Friday and Saturday, the New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, N.C., saw the births of 17 babies, seven more than the hospital's usual total of 10 per day.